LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerofficient™, leading designers and manufacturers of aerodynamic enhancement devices for heavy-duty truck trailers, today announced at the American Trucking Association's Annual Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting & Exhibition that its Aerofficient Side Skirts have received the prestigious "Top 20 Products of 2011" award presented by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.
Recipients of the "Best of the Best New Products From 2011" award were selected from hundreds of products and services introduced to the commercial trucking industry between December 2010 and November 2011. The winners were chosen by the magazine's editors, HDT 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators, and veteran fleet maintenance professionals.
The Top 20 recipients were judged on innovation, the ability to address top industry issues, and the potential to improve a fleet's bottom line.
Aerofficient's fairings are produced from an injection molded automotive-grade thermoplastic polyolefin material known for its high performance properties and ability to withstand thermal expansion and contraction caused by extremes of heat and cold. In addition, the patent-pending hinged, three-panel design of Aerofficient's fairings provides extraordinary strength and flexibility – attributes required for survival in the real world of trucking, such as drop-down docks, snow-banks and road and yard hazards.
"We make our products to withstand the rigors of trucking and yield high returns on our customers' investments," said Jim Reiman. "Being acknowledged by such a prestigious independent source for achieving exactly what we set out to achieve is a huge honor."
Aerofficient designs and builds aerodynamic solutions for the heavy duty trucking industry to assist in the reduction of truck fuel consumption. Current products include high-quality, lightweight and extremely durable side skirt fairings. Soon to be introduced products include a front gap fairing and a collapsible rear fairing. Engineered and built in the US and Canada, Aerofficient™ products are tough, easy to install, 100% recyclable, and capable of withstanding the rigors of fleet operations and the high mileage of owner-operator drivers. Aerofficient™ aerodynamic fairings have been designated by the EPA's SmartWay program as Advanced Trailer Skirts estimated to generate at least 5% in fuel savings. For more information, visit http://www.aerofficient.com.